Friday, February 12, 2021

DAY 3: Trumpism on Trial: Impeachment Day 3 Highlights; GOP Senators Say House Impeachment Managers are ‘losing credibility’, and LOTS MORE from Day 3

Trumpism on trial: Impeachment Day 3 highlights:
The third day of the second impeachment trial against former President Donald Trump reached beyond Trump's statements leading up to the Jan. 6 mob attack at the U.S. Capitol building, going as far back as 2015.
Democratic impeachment managers played clips of Trump making inflammatory statements. Those included when he said that there were "very fine people on both sides " of the 2017 Charlottesville, Virginia, rally clash over Confederate statues attended by white supremacists, clips from Trump at campaign rallies in 2015 when he told protesters at his rallies to "get out of here" and noted to his supporters that he could "get a little violent," and when he praised Montana Republican Senate candidate (now governor) Greg Gianforte in 2018 after he assaulted a reporter: "Any guy who can do a body slam is my kind of guy."
Impeachment managers showed the clips as part of an argument that Trump had repeatedly endorsed political violence and knew how to do so and that he did it again leading up to Jan. 6.
Other highlights from the trial: --->READ MORE HERE
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GOP senators say House impeachment managers are ‘losing credibility’:
Republican senators appeared to be losing patience with the House impeachment managers’ case on day three of former President Donald Trump’s trial, suggesting that he will almost certainly be acquitted.
“To me, they’re losing credibility the longer they talk,” said Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.). “I just, that’s my opinion.”
Inhofe accused Democratic prosecutors of putting words in the mouth of former White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney as they played clips of him rebuking Trump’s actions during the Jan. 6 riot that the then-chief executive is accused of inciting.
“They talked about Mick Mulvaney and all the things that he said about how deplorable it was for people raiding the Capitol Hill,” Inhofe told reporters.
“He never did say anything about him, as in blaming it on Trump. But they speak and add to it just as if it’s Trump, that he’s talking about Trump. He’s not,” he went on. --->READ MORE HERE
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